HiSea to commercially launch a tool for providing high-resolution information services at sea to ports and aquaculture

The HiSea Platform, which was designed specifically to meet the needs of the ports and aquaculture industries, will be demonstrated in a special online workshop on December 9, 2021.

Delft, Netherlands, December 7, 2021 – The EU-funded HiSea Project will commercially launch the HiSea Platform, which provides high-resolution information services at sea to ports and aquaculture, at the project’s final conference that will take place on December 9, 2021, at 10:00-12:30 CET.

The virtual event will demonstrate the benefits of high-resolution water quality data services for the ports and aquaculture industries. The services offered by HiSea incorporate and process data that are being obtained through the Copernicus marine services data, combined with local monitoring data, advanced modelling and satellite derived information.

“In recent months we have witnessed increased demand for remote sensing-based services from both ports and aquaculture operators,” said Dr. Ghada El Serafy from Deltares, who is the coordinator of the HiSea Project. “After three years of hard work we have reached the stage when we are ready to launch the commercial version of the HiSea Platform.”

HiSea, which will start operating commercially, has already entered talks with several potential customers, who expressed great interest in the innovative platform, which enables users to improve the operation, planning, and management of different marine activities.

The HiSea platform offers an early warning and anticipation of harmful events such as oil spill, algal blooms and jellyfish invasions. Through forecasting their probable timing, magnitude and location, these services will mitigate adverse effects on operations and environmental impacts.

HiSea services deliver high-resolution information readily available and fit seamlessly into user‘s operation and management requirements. HiSea services were co-designed with the end-users to ensure that the high-resolution water quality information will answer specific questions from the targeted ports and the aquaculture sectors.